The year-end bonus is just around the corner, which can only mean one thing: time to make a shopping list of the things you’ve been eyeing for the past year, but didn’t buy! And while this might include the occasional big-ticket item (like a new flat-screen TV for your bedroom), we at The Weekly believe that your dollar should be stretched to its fullest potential. So why spend $2,000 on a top that you might not even wear in six months’ time, when you can buy several fashionable items that don’t require you to take out a bank mortgage? Without further ado, we’re presenting our definitive list of 100 stylish items that ring the till at under $100, sorted by this season’s hottest colour combinations.
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Rich shades of berry-inspired colours help elevate every wardrobe. Start with a rich, moody shade of cherry red, then throw on a brighter raspberry accent and end off with cool blue for an irresistibly effortless OOTD.
• An easy way to get yourself used to wearing a head-turning shade of red is to start with a simple red lip.
• Mixing a tailored piece – such as a shirt or pants – with your silk robe prevents you from looking sloppy.
• Switch up your outfit with a pair of statement earrings, which take you from day to night in a snap.
Get creative by experimenting with unexpected colour combinations to keep your look interesting. We’re banking big on strong pops of ultraviolet and mahogany, blended with cream for balance.
• Keep a classic biker jacket within reach for a fast way to refresh your off-duty style.
• Ultraviolet tends to steal the attention, so limit yourself to one piece in the colour.
• Another way to incorporate brown? Use woody accessories for that cool, boho-chic vibe.
Who said neutrals had to be boring? Mix up rich shades of terracotta brown with bright ochre pieces for an autumn-inspired take on brown. Then, to add that little bit of glamour back, throw in some silver pieces for good measure.
• If silver feels too sci-fi for your comfort, opt for subtler accents like silver jewellery or silver studs.
• Avoid looking drab in head-to-toe brown by incorporating textures such as snakeskin or prints.
• Ground richer fabrics like velvet with a utilitarian cargo jacket.
Pictured: Elisabetta Franchi
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Sherbet hues may be sweet, but they make no less of a statement. Stand out amidst a sea of dull greys and blacks with delectable shades of pistachio, daisy yellow and powdery blue.
• Use flashes of metallic accents to inject some liveliness into your OOTD.
• Get more mileage out of a fancy skirt by dressing it down with a white tee.
• Look out for fabrics with a little sheen, as it adds a richer feel to your pastels.
Pictured: Dries Van Noten
Drawing inspiration from quaint English gardens blooming in the summer, start with a verdant shade of green before working in shades of rose and flamingo pinks. All that’s missing is a plate of scones and steaming pot of tea.
• Textured pieces help you steer clear of looking washed out in baby pink.
• Master the velvet dress for every occasion, be it underneath a blazer for the office or with glam accessories for a soirée.
• Use colourful jewellery and shoes to breathe new life into your LBD.
Inject some joy-inducing colour back into your wardrobe with shades of citrus orange and pineapple, and round it off with bright magenta for a colour scheme that will give you vacation vibes everywhere you go.
• For a more wearable take, incorporate white accessories to balance out the strong colours.
• Wearing a hot pink pair of wide leg pants? Keep your top fitted so you don’t look overwhelmed.
• Yellow can be a tricky colour to wear on Asian skin, so make sure you try it on in natural light before leaving the house.